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I know it took me a while, but I've finally posted the numbers for weeks 21 and 22. And 2019 Switch continues its latest losing streak against 2018 Switch, week over week. This summer should see that trend reversed with Super Mario Maker, Fire Emblem: The Three Houses, and Dragon Quest XI S. But, even as it may, the time for a price cut for the Switch is drawing closer and closer.



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Nintendo Switch in Japan (Famitsu): 2018 vs. 2019
http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=238945&page=2

PlayStation 4/Xbox One/Nintendo Switch: 2018 vs. 2019
http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=239387

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With what I have seen today, I'm actually not convinced that Nintendo will reveal any sort of new updated hardware before next year Spring at least.



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Mar1217 said:
With what I have seen today, I'm actually not convinced that Nintendo will reveal any sort of new updated hardware before next year Spring at least.

Yeah, there's no real reason to bring new hardware to push sales. I'd keep that in hand for next year if I were Nintendo... maybe with the AC:NH release?



Just added Week 23 numbers and this marks the 6th week in a row where 2019 has lost to 2018. Granted it's not by much each week, and with some of the Switch's big guns like Yokai Watch 4, Super Mario Maker, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, and Dragon Quest XI S right around the corner, that streak should be coming to an end soon.



Pancho A. Ovies

Nintendo Switch in Japan (Famitsu): 2018 vs. 2019
http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=238945&page=2

PlayStation 4/Xbox One/Nintendo Switch: 2018 vs. 2019
http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=239387

PAOerfulone said:

Just added Week 23 numbers and this marks the 6th week in a row where 2019 has lost to 2018. Granted it's not by much each week, and with some of the Switch's big guns like Yokai Watch 4, Super Mario Maker, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, and Dragon Quest XI S right around the corner, that streak should be coming to an end soon.

Confident you are. I expect it to just recover to a similar level as last year or just a little bit more. Only new Switch model and Pokemon would put it to a really higher level. Let's hope I am saying shit...



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Well they have a heavy hitter next spring but it seems 2018 and 19 didn't have enough 1st party system sellers. Not understanding why they can't achieve more output on Switch.  Then they say need more time on AC.  It's been like 6 years since New Leaf.



Proper year over year comparison, using only Famitsu data instead of meshing Media Create and Famitsu numbers together.

2018 Weekly 2018 Cumulative 2019 Weekly 2019 Cumulative Difference Weekly Difference Cumulative
159.636 159.636 225.698 225.698 66.062 66.062
31.189 190.825 83.136 308.834 51.947 118.009
38.749 229.574 71.672 380.506 32.923 150.932
39.473 269.047 51.556 432.062 12.083 163.015
46.517 315.564 66.448 498.510 19.931 182.946
43.522 359.086 61.042 559.552 17.520 200.466
40.655 399.741 64.313 623.865 23.658 224.124
41.294 441.035 49.139 673.004 7.845 231.969
43.801 484.836 66.453 739.457 22.652 254.621
45.746 530.582 67.624 807.081 21.878 276.499
47.841 578.423 55.478 862.559 7.637 284.136
51.563 629.986 56.812 919.371 5.249 289.385
41.402 671.388 49.852 969.223 8.450 297.835
36.341 707.729 46.850 1.016.073 10.509 308.344
32.427 740.156 54.101 1.070.174 21.674 330.018
32.476 772.632 40.338 1.110.512 7.862 337.880
35.498 808.130 42.108 1.152.620 6.610 344.490
54.534 862.664 41.735 1.194.355 -12.799 331.691
27.907 890.571 41.736 1.236.091 13.829 345.520
30.341 920.912 32.564 1.268.655 2.223 347.743
31.673 952.585 25.936 1.294.591 -5.737 342.006
36.271 988.856 33.154 1.327.745 -3.117 338.889
36.449 1.025.305 33.590 1.361.335 -2.859 336.030
44.824 1.070.129
46.750 1.116.879
50.678 1.167.557
43.648 1.211.205
47.317 1.258.522
53.644 1.312.166
47.446 1.359.612
48.975 1.408.587
50.549 1.459.136
53.536 1.512.672
46.413 1.559.085
41.125 1.600.210
46.206 1.646.416
36.153 1.682.569
36.751 1.719.320
43.197 1.762.517
46.590 1.809.107
44.572 1.853.679
43.863 1.897.542
38.448 1.935.990
40.344 1.976.334
53.385 2.029.719
180.585 2.210.304
113.341 2.323.645
107.450 2.431.095
278.313 2.709.408
285.513 2.994.921
300.661 3.295.582
186.806 3.482.388


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So out of the last six weeks Switch has been down four times and the total for this period is -8.460 units. As for the last three weeks it has been down three times in a row but not by a significant amount and the numbers have improved for each week. Add to that that all this has done to the YoY difference is changing the lead from 344.490 to 336.030 and the fact that bigger titles will start to drop in a few weeks beginning with Mario Maker 2 and I'd say things look quite positive.



Amnesia said:
PAOerfulone said:

Just added Week 23 numbers and this marks the 6th week in a row where 2019 has lost to 2018. Granted it's not by much each week, and with some of the Switch's big guns like Yokai Watch 4, Super Mario Maker, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, and Dragon Quest XI S right around the corner, that streak should be coming to an end soon.

Confident you are. I expect it to just recover to a similar level as last year or just a little bit more. Only new Switch model and Pokemon would put it to a really higher level. Let's hope I am saying shit...

Well, there are quite a few Switch games that come out over the next months which should have some good sales in Japan, and thus push the console again.

That being said, the Switch might be getting too expensive for the general Japanese public, so maybe a pricecut would be in order before the end of the year